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Pring, Tim – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: The inverse-care law suggests that fewer healthcare resources are available in deprived areas where health needs are greatest. Aims: To examine the provision of paediatric speech and language services across London boroughs and to relate provision to the level of deprivation of the boroughs. Methods & Procedures: Information on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pediatrics, Speech Impairments, Speech Language Pathology
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Marshall, Chloë R.; Hobsbaum, Angela – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Children who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) may start school with smaller vocabularies than their monolingual peers. Given the links between vocabulary and academic achievement, it is important to evaluate interventions that are designed to support vocabulary learning in this group of children. Aims: To evaluate…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Smith, Christina H.; Mahon, Matt; Newton, Caroline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Entry to speech and language therapy (SLT) undergraduate pre-registration programmes in the UK is usually achieved through qualifications attained at school (e.g. A-levels). A smaller number of people who did not succeed academically at school enter through qualifications achieved post-schooling, e.g. Access to Higher Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Occupations Education, Nontraditional Students
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Archer, Sally K.; Garrod, Rachel; Hart, Nicholas; Miller, Simon – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) leads to progressive muscular weakness and death, most typically from respiratory complications. Dysphagia is common in DMD; however, the most appropriate swallowing assessments have not been universally agreed and the symptoms of dysphagia remain under-reported. Aims: To investigate symptoms of…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Genetic Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Litosseliti, Lia; Leadbeater, Claire – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: The speech and language therapy/pathology (SLT/SLP) profession is characterized by extreme "occupational sex segregation", a term used to refer to persistently male- or female-dominated professions. Men make up only 2.5% of all SLTs in the UK, and a similar imbalance is found in other countries. Despite calls to increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Hasson, Natalie; Dodd, Barbara; Botting, Nicola – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Sentence construction and syntactic organization are known to be poor in children with specific language impairments (SLI), but little is known about the way in which children with SLI approach language tasks, and static standardized tests contribute little to the differentiation of skills within the population of children with…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Language Processing
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Gallagher, Aoife Lily; Chiat, Shula – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Clinical services in the UK are increasingly delivering "consultative" methods of intervention rather than "direct" intensive input for children with receptive and expressive language difficulties, yet there has been little systematic evaluation of these different intervention models. Aims: To investigate the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Language Impairments, Statistical Analysis, Expressive Language